Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who began designing Monticello after inheriting land from his father at age 26. Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County, Virginia, the plantation was originally 5,000 acres (20 km2), with Jefferson using the labor of slaves for cultivation of tobacco and other crops. The plantation is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A secret room was recently discovered where it was believed Sally Hemmings the slave Jefferson may have fathered six children with gave birth.
Jefferson is buried here and curiosly there is no mention of him being president on the epitaph.